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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:34 pm 
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hi all,
after selling my kona i came up with the idea of buying an old road bike and seen this old girl on the forum.
it was very clean to say the least apart from a bit of tarnished alloy here and there plus it was all original.
70 quid later and it was mine and with a bit of metal polish and a few cheap upgrades it was ready for the road.

what do you think?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:39 pm 
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this is how it looked before the transformation


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:46 pm 
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It looks a lot better in the later condition. But is it an optical illusion that the head tube angle looks incredibly steep for such a large frame? Even the stem is sloping downwards and they are generally flat.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:14 pm 
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nope..
its the same raleigh stem but it is horizontal,however it looks slanted on the picture.
the head tube angle is the same as my 58cm record sprint.
i now have to buy a pair of wheels for it as my 18 stone beer drinking body bent the rear wheel on the way home last night.


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